Challenges That Led To A New System
- Wildly inaccurate inventory
- Needed Sage 100 integration
“Our old system was wildly inaccurate, by about 10%. With millions of dollars' worth of inventory, that adds up quickly. Thanks to Scanco, we are now greater than 99% accurate!”
COO of FORNIDA LLC
As the leading independent supplier of electronic components and customized supply chain solutions, Fornida LLC prides itself on quality control, rapid and detail oriented service, and competitive pricing. However, challenges with an older warehouse management system were causing serious inaccuracies in their inventory tracking.
According to company COO, Steven Huang, “The old system was simply not accurate enough. We needed inventory to be tracked with automation to get the accuracy we expected, which meant making a change.” While there were several options that worked with their Sage100 ERP solution, Fornida ultimately chose Scanco Warehouse.
In addition to Scanco’s license plate feature which allows for pallet identification, the other key determining reason Fornida chose it is that the software runs off Android or IOS. “In our old system, the handhelds were not very portable. With Scanco’s handhelds, the scanning gun can be detached from the handheld and having the flexibility of using Android or IOS was very appealing,” stated Steven.
Implementing Scanco Warehouse was quick and easy. It’s very simple to use and, after being up and running consistently for a few days, everyone felt comfortable and familiar with it. Fornida was able to track many more items than before as a result of automating with Scanco. Even with the increased volume, the staff realized time savings as they no longer needed to do manual inventory checks.
“If something is in stock and tracked with Scanco, we know it's here,” proclaimed Steven. “Having to check stock manually has decreased drastically, and that is only on items that haven’t been added to our Scanco system.” One of the unintended benefits of implementing Scanco is that the scanner can be used to take a photo of each shipment. Now, the company has proof orders were shipped and packaged correctly should the client have any issues.
Fornida is now working on extending its use of the barcoding software and the Scanco team has been very helpful. “The team is more than willing to sit and help us resolve issues. Everyone that I’ve worked with at Scanco has been really, really great and so helpful and knowledgeable.”
Steven concluded, “Our old system was wildly inaccurate, by about 10%. With millions of dollars’ worth of inventory, that adds up quickly. Thanks to Scanco, we are now greater than 99% accurate. Having that accuracy alone made the move to Scanco worth the investment in time and money. Some of the things that we are doing now with automation, we’ve never been able to do before. It speeds up the processes for us and allows us to ship more, with a higher level of accuracy. You can’t go wrong with Scanco!”
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